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of president obama's second inauguration. we'll be on the air starting at 4:00 month morning with live travel and weather updays. >>> still hey, veronica's detailed photograph about what's coming tonight and the big change for next week. >>> and what else lance armstrong has lost even before thinks interview w >>> i'm keith russell. this just in. authorities in illinois dig up the body of a dead lottery winner tomorrow. "the chicago sun times" said they would exhume he body tomorrow morning. khag won the lottery lost year and died soon around. now the medical examiner suspects he was poisoned and wants to do another automaticy. >>> the fda has a new approval to a new flu shot. it could let manufacturers turn out new vaccines much faster, right now if a vaccine is ineffective, it takes a while to make a new one. >>> and finally the official playlist has been released for president obama's second inauguration, inclusion 17 songs from stevie wonder, beyonce to kelly clarkson and the cast of "glee." the playlist is available on spot i fill. keith russell, news4. >>> legal drama is heating up for
about this issue. >> as president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, expanding background checks for gun buyers, improving the delivery of mental health services, and allowing schools to hire up to 1000 school resource officers and counselors. obama presented his plan alongside vice-president joe biden, who headed the white house task force appointed after newtown. >> in the months since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us in sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900. in the past month. and every day we
. and my guest tom brokaw is here to talk about president obama's second term. i'll ask him if there's any way to avoid a third. [ laughter ] a shop is charging a fee for liberal customers. that has to sting for utah's liberal. this is stephen colbert. ["the colbert report" theme music captioning sponsored by comedy central ( cheers and applause ) [crowd chanting stephen] [cheers and applause] >> stephen: welcome to the broadcast. [cheers and applause] thank you so much. please. good to have you with us. as you can see, folks i'm on top of the world today. [ laughter ] because of the study i read that forcing a smile genuinely makes you happier. i have to say, this study makes sense. that joker guy seems really chipper. [ laughter ] this is great news. i'm just so sad i didn't know it before. all right. all right. let's see what is happening in the news tonight. okay. checking the web here. president obama signed 23 gun control measures today and called on congress to ban assault weapons and 100 round magazines. [ laughter ] there goes my fishing trip, okay? [ laughter ] more on that tomor
schiavocampo. president obama has set the stage important the big legislative battle for his second term. >> i will put everything i got into this and so will joe. but i tell you, the only way we can change is if the american people demand it. >> he's talking about gun control. at a public event wednesday the president called for sweeping changes to gun laws outlining four major legislative proposals asking for a ban on military assault rifles and high capacity magazines, extended background checks and toughening gun laws. mr. obama announced 23 executive actions mostly modest initiatives. at the event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters about gun violence. family members of newtown shooting victims were in the audience including the parent of 7-year-old grace mcdonald. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting i think about how it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle raising money a
story just ahead. >> the nations. --'s capital is planning president obama's second term. if you don't want to go out then and bat the crowds you can still embrace the history. >> steve is live with some of the things he has found. >> this is going to be one of the most common spots, high above pennsylvania avenue. it is home to one of the most interesting memories of inaugurations past. it may be tough to top this scene in 2009 but four years later washington is embers mersed in inauguration fever once again. in attempt to moving a tribute from those waxing. >> this is our pennsylvania avenue -- >> inaugural history is on display for the front page combining the biggest stories of the day. >> president george bush 41 played at one of his inaugural balls. the guitar was given to him. >> if you have to pick one item it may be this the famed lincoln bible the actual one touched by the hands of lincoln and barack obama. >> this bibe is as ordinary as it could possibly be. it is family bible printed by ox nard university press. it is a little dressed up
. >> in the looming debt ceiling headline and reshuffling the cabinet president obama's second term is front loaded with potential standoffs with the divided congress. mary madeline serveed in three republican administrations -- reagan, george h.w. bush and george w. bush, and also a counselor to former vice president dick cheney. good to see you. mary, happy new year. >> happy new year to you. thanks for having me. >> well, you have been through this before, and you have seen the risks, the perils of second terms. looking at it from afar, from outside the beltway, what are the big challenges that you think president obama has to be concerned about? >> every term it has been exacerbating a lot of the president's weaknesses. if he wants to get along, if he wants to make some progress with republicans, he has to get be less self-righteous. that could be played earlier. he keeps presenting these false choices that it's either getting -- you're either political, you want an a from the nra or you want safe school, safe children. if you have an opposite view, an opposing view, you can't get to the table
. >>> this monday barack obama will be sworn in for a second term. nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. talked to one man who has been there many times before. >> it was 1968 and we have to go protest nixon. >> reporter: production to the pomp and circumstance of the presidential inauguration. wasn't exactly well planned. >> on the way to washington i'm sitting between two guys with helmets and gas masks. and going i don't know if i really want to be with these guys. >> reporter: once he arrived in washington for the swearing in of president richard nixon, he soon discovered celebrations everywhere he looked. it was kind of cool. >> reporter: since then the san francisco press agent has attended nearly every presidential swearing in. >> the chamber door opens. >> reporter: he took his mom to president carter's. >> the president came through and so that was -- that was very memorable to take your mom to an inaugural ball. >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> reporter: and ronald reagan. >> when reagan had his inaugural i went because i had connections and went to a number of the parties and had a v
have been asked to deliver the invocation for president obama's second term as president of the united states. it's something that's difficult to explain. i'm simply honored. i am delighted. i feel even more of american now than i think i did when medgar was buried at arlington cemetery. i have hope for this country. i have hope for my own people. i'm a realist. and i certainly see things that need to be done. but we must continue to work to build up this country, to build up race relations, to bring up opportunities and to bring our young people and our elders, shall i say, together for a more perfect union. i never imagined that this would happen in my wildest dreams. and i am just very, very thankful. >> now, what do you think your husband would say if he were you? >> if he were me? >> if he were here today. >> oh, if he were here today. he probably would repeat to me something he said a couple of nights before his assassination. we were talking and i said medgar, i can't make it without you. i'm not strong enough. and he said you are. you must believe in yourself. you will be all r
to washington, d.c. this weekend to attend president obama's second inauguration. among them, a 9-year-old boy from antioch who, as you will see, has a very bright future. he's a fourth grader at cornerstone christian school in antioch. he's an honor roll student and junior olympian. >> i like to play basketball, run track and play football. >> this weekend, he's gonna witness the 50th presidential inauguration in washington, d.c. >> looking forward to meeting new friends. >> he's one of over 300 students invited to be part of the people-to-people ambassador program. his teacher nominated him. >> he's very active. he's always very on his work. he'sdiligent. >> his dad allen told us his son takes his work very seriously. he's even memorized the declaration of independence. and he was some lofty goals. he says some day he would like to be president. but he has some important questions to the person who is currently occupying the white house. [inaudible] >> he might give the president a little work out there playing basketball. this trip was not trip. but he was able to raise over $2700, he colle
to president obama's second inauguration on monday, you know the one i really want to see? january 20th, 2016. we have talked at length about why hillary clinton should run for president and would win. but what if she doesn't run? inconceivable! at a time when the obama administration has come under fire, even from yours truly for the boy's club inner circle, democrats may be on track to have an all-white male primary in 2016 if hillary did stay out. joining us is former new york city deputy public advocate and founder of girl who is code, an organization dedicated to equipping young women with the skills to pursue opportunities in tech and engineering and she is here to talk about a few women and didn't need the binder full of women. >> no. >> nice. >> i was looking at the fact in congress and in the senate, women more represented in the democratic party than in the republican party. >> right. >> but looking at who holds the governors' officers around the country, republicans are doing better than democratic and that's the traditional path to the presidency. are we doing something wrong in t
of office for his second inauguration. >> in is the actual bible that president obama used in 2009? >> that's correct. >> and the same bible -- >> that abraham lincoln walked up to and put his hand on to swear in in 1861. >> it's kind of neat, the sense of history, doesn't it? >> it has an electricity to it. it really does carry the meaning of the moment. >> the moment repeated on monday when president obama places his hand on this small bible that carries more than its weight of history. now, president obama will actually use three different bibles as part of the inauguration events. on sunday for the official swearing in, he will use the robinson family bible. on monday, then, for the public inauguration, he will use the lincoln bible that you just saw and martin luther king jr.'s traveling bible. the man responsible for freeing the slaves, who fought for the rights of african-americans is being used for the country's first black president. >> lisa, thank you. the second inaugural spans two days. first, the official oath of office at a private ceremony on sunday over at the white house an
of people are expected to come to washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration. most of them will be here to watch him be sworn in and to hear his inaugural address. but a lucky few are traveling a very long way to be part of the inaugural parade. cnn's emily schmidt is joining us right now. emily, there's one young group coming in from iowa. >> wolf you are exactly right. you know the presidential inaugural committee says more than 2,800 groups applied for the chance to be in this year's inaugural parade. so far, only 96 have earned an invitation. that manes only the top 3% are going to get to perform in front of president obama. and as you'll see getting the invitation is only the first step in getting to washington. in the first hours of barack obama's presidency these iowa kids gave marching orders even the new commander in chief couldn't resist. a cadence so catchy it swept up the first family. they met the isiserettes drum and drill core during the caucuses. four years later it's time for an encore. the isiserettes are coming back for monday's inau
, is not a believer in the second amendment although he states he is. >> reporter: mr. obama's proposals include reinstating the assault weapons ban which congress let lapse in 2004 and limiting the number of bullets in high capacity magazines to ten, but even getting those measures through the democratically controlled senate will be difficult. north dakota's heidi heidcamp opposes the gun restrictions. >> this is wrong headed. we need to be doing things that actually achieve a result and that's not something i am convinced will achieve the intended result. >> reporter: there are other proposals on the president's list that have bipartisan support like cracking down on gun trafficking and imposing universal background checks. >> if you want to buy a gun, whether it's from a licensed dealer or a private seller you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. this is common sense. >> reporter: washington state republican dave reichert a former sheriff, agrees with the president on that point. >> i think that's part of a
qaeda is on its heels has outlasted the campaign and will continue into the second obama term. >> this would be contrary to the narrative of the white house. >> that's right. that's right. >> christian whiteon, thanks very much. >> new details about the bizarre, alleged hoax, against one of hollywood's biggest storms, manti te'o, there was word that his -- grandmother and girlfriend died within hours of each other. she was diagnosed with leukemia and died. but turns out she never existed. this photo was storm from a woman who says she had no idea it was being used as part of the scheme. a web site breck this. te'o now says he never met their girl in person but developed a relationship online and he, too is a victim of the hoax. here is i talking about the nonexisting girlfriend back in october. >> you have somebody that you talk to every single day, you sleep with on the phone because she has -- is going through a lot of phone and the only way she can slip is she knows you're on the other side of the phone, and you do that eave single night for the past four months, and all of
of the of biden on. gerri: wall said. i appreciate it. what do you think? does obama want to get rid of the second amendment? log on at more coming up the apple stock seems to be in free fall costing you even if you don't own a single share. mr. president what have you done for me lately? stay with me. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. gerri: obama they've put rise on gun-control busy doing enough about mental health? we have dr. keith ablow. they give for being with us. it is not gun laws but mental health? >> absolutely. every case of someone under treated or poorly treated were not treated for a severe mental illness. the idea they would not be resourceful enough, if you took all guns off of the planet there is explosives, a fire, cars, the greatest number of mass killings in america are not done with automatic weapons but hand guns or
taste this soup. >>> coming up monday, president obama will deliver his second inaugural address as president. four years ago in his first address, the president paid tribute to the historic nature of his election. >> this is the meaning of our liberty and our creed why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. >> call me a romantic but, i'm looking for a major even historical address this coming monday. and we'll be right back. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimi
monday, president obama will deliver his second inaugural address as president. four years ago in his first address, the president paid tribute to the historic nature of his election. >> this is the meaning of our liberty and our creed why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. >> call me a romantic but, i'm looking for a major even historical address this coming monday. and we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." just how out of touch is the nra? the gun rights group has given no ground since the newtown school shooting and is now running a new ad that goes after the president's daughters. has the group finally given up the veneer of having from both parties? americans are generally turning on them and many of their policies are deeply unpopular. i'm talking about the nra. and they're facing right now, we'll see. will the republican party go along the
is, to whatever extent there is hope in a second term for president obama, the ultimate question is if we -- are we ready to push? that is why dr. west and i love the curtis mayfield song, "keep on pushing. we have to ask ourselves what condemnation do we want to be? what kind [indiscernible] are we going to be to make the nation that we want to live in. i am hoping that those on the left to have been so quiet are going to start to push this president. as we all did the day after the election, and to their great credit, the latino kurdiswent on record the day after letting the president in the whole world know what they had done to elect barack obama to a second term. and they laid out immediately what their expectations were, what their demands were. there's a long line wrapped around the white house vowed to push him. but the latino leaders, they get it. they did not waste any time saying, "we got you reelected and here's what we expect." >> talk more about what it is you're going to do, this convening york or to be doing in washington. the inauguration is on dr. martin luther
on "today" here to play our trivia game called who knew. with president obama's second swearing in coming up on monday, we wanted to test your knowledge on inaugural history. how about that? kathie lee is across at the nbc experience store. she's going to give $100 though those that answer the questions correctly, and to the ones who don't, the losers, they get my fabulous book. >> hoda, they all want the book. they really want my cd. i said you're going to have to wait, though they really want the book. >> all right. helping me out here is "time magazine's" executive editor radicka jones. how are you? >> i'm good. how are you? >> are you ready? >> i am ready. >> let's go across the street. a nice young lady studying here in new york. which president's inauguration was first to be broadcast on the internet. president obama, president george w. bush, bill clinton, or ronald reagan? >> bill clinton. >> hmm. poor hoda. >> wait. she got $100? >> so tell us, he was the first? >> it was his second inauguration in 1997, and before you start thinking the white house was super internet savvy, bare in
a stuffed sausage in it. >> that's not true. good morning, everybody, president obama's second term cabinet shuffles today. he has to replace lou, and it looks like dennis mcdun na will be the next in line. mcdunna has worked on capitol hill as a foreign policy advisor to tom daschle and he served as a senior policy advisor on the 2008 campaign. he may be qualified for the spot, but he is another white male, which isn't going to go bar in quieting complaints that he is not bringing in enough adversity. ken salazar is also leaving, and that leaveings no latinos left. the president says we need to wait until all of his appointmentings are in place before passing judgment. an islamist group stormed a gas pumping station taking more than 44 workers hostage including three americans. now algearian forces have unleashed air strike on the station. they are unable to verify the report, the fighters reportedly storming the plant in retaliation. we're back after the break. ♪ hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're
it and that washington is broken, but somehow president obama and the second term will do it differently, and the math does not lie as mr. moore appointmentedded out. each kid is going to be handed hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay off. if they buy a house, they have a national debt mortgage. it's immoral and impractical, and if we do not do the work as free marketeers or free thinkers not to educate the young people about the bills, we cannot cut the deficit or debt at all. neil: very well put. the mr. moore stuff i could do without, but well put. thank you very much. >> thank you, neil. >> thank you. neil: louisiana,mented -- wanted to cut the state incomes tax, and now nebraska's governor state's income tax. what's happening here? what nebraska governor hopes signals politicians are seeing the light, and then, drones are seen just about everything you do. they are in the air. they are under the sea. they are drowning out your privacy everywhere. ♪ what's next? he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment r low t, can restore testosterone levels back
the massacre at sandy hook," said republican senator marco rubio, adding, "president obama is targeting the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." still, democrat patrick leahy, who chairs the senate judiciary committee, told an audience at georgetown university he intends to hold hearings on the proposals starting in two weeks. >> there are some who say nothing will pass. i disagree with that. what i'm interested in is what we can get. >> reporter: and that might mean putting the assault weapons ban on the back burner in favor of less-controversial measures. california democrat mike thompson leads the party's new gun task force and is a gun owner himself. >> i think we need to look at each piece as to how much good it will do if it passes, and we need to prioritize. and the two areas that i think are most important are universal background checks and the assault magazines. >> reporter: and do you think that those two things stand a fighting chance in this congress? >> oh, yeah. i'm the eternal optimist. >> reporter: the republican house speaker, john boehner, said he will wa
on. and none of the pressures that president obama proposed today would infringe on anybody's second amendment rights, that is completely untrue. >> thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> coming up, howard dean will join me with his reaction to the nra using president obama's children in their propaganda. and later, we will go inside the nra and expose some of the blood-drenched members of their board of directors. [ man ] i've been out there most of my life. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪ your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin r
a second or so to change the magazines. >> and president obama also has an op-ed in today's "connecticut post" saying the truth is there's only one voice powerful enough to make it happen. yours. if you think we suffered too much pain to allow it to continue, put down the paper, turn off the computer and get your members of congress on record. the white house has also launched a white house in the twitter handle now is the time. just out in the past hour, results showing the nra is more popular compared to the entertainment industry. 41% view the nra as favorable while just 23% view the entertainment industry as favorable. let me bring in the political panel this hour. today with us, strategist chris cofinis, nia mf malika he understander son and michael smerkonish. michael, your reaction to that poll, the comparison between the nra and the entertainment industry and how the numbers are shaking out there. what do you make of this? >> i think there's a huge disconnect. i said to you, tamron, i answer the phone for a living. i speak to people across the country for hours on end and i think
just done a series on obama's second terl. again with thousands of reporters. i don't think it's changing. it's becoming much more multimedia. the pay story is also coming into it own. i think that's going to go better than what people think. that will allow them to have the profits to invest back into -- >> maximum long-term greed, right? >> exactly. >> arianna, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> it's great to be here. and to be here with mellody. >> mellody is going to stay with us for the rest of the program. she's our guest host. still to come, market master mohamed el-erian will be joining us in just a little bit. plus earnings from citigroup that are just about seven minutes away. "squawk box" will be right back. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office.
's second amendment rights. two quick points, and that is, as the white house staff has admitted themselves, obama's rules that he issued today and his calls for action in congress would not have prevented the shooting from taking place in connecticut. the second thing is that gun-control laws have consistently shown to not work. we had an assault gun ban in the united states. during that time the shooting took place at columbine. if anyone thinks it will stop, they're just wrong. lou: the issue of gun-control, now the president has changed the language and the advocates for gun-control have changed the language to talk about a campaign to stop gun violence rather than gun-control. what is your impression of the executive order? did you expect him to do more, reach farther? in any way do more to actually have an immediate impact? >> he wanted to do morph. he knew he had to rein in his overreach from executive authority in charge to put more on this on congress, which is exactly why use the appropriate word earlier when he called his political theater. this is nothing more the political thea
. >> sean: first of all, i'm watching obama, you're watching obama. different guy in the second term? >> more confrontational, more aggressive, more focused on the politics of it and less focused on the purpose of it. we saw that today with his announcement. i mean, you know, this is supposed to be done to prevent another newtown, but take a look at the three big legislative things he's suggesting, universal background check, wait a minute, the weapons used in newtown were bought with a background check by the killer's mother. not going to stop newtown. unworkable, even he admits you look in the fine language, well, we're not going to require background check for the sale of weapons between individuals if they're family members. there might be some things that might be able to be done to close some of these gaps in it, but the fact of the matter is a large of number of guns are sold or traded between people who are friendly with each other, who know each other, friends, neighbors, colleagues, whatever. military style, you know, assault weapons ban. you know, it didn't work before and
. because there are people who hate the obamas. this is no longer about the second amendment. this is about raising money on hate. >> and one of the people who made it very clear that this is not about the second amendment is the most conservative member of the supreme court, justice scalia, who said that the heller case, there could be some limitations. that is what he said, there are some limitations that can be imposed. so to pretend that what the nra is doing, you can't legislate, that defies what the supreme court and justice scalia said about this. >> that is true. i was endorsed eight consecutive times by the nra when i ran for statewide office in vermont. these people are not crazy. the local people, they are hunters, they just don't want their guns taken away. they don't believe you ought to kill a dear with the semiautomatic that has an eight-round magazine. they laugh at that. i saw a guy one time who gave a speech, saying i have a constitutional right to have a bazooka if i want one. they looked at the guy like he was a lunatic, this is a stupid, crazy thing to do to put the pre
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journalistic standards here. coming up, president obama's inauguration is on monday. does he believe in the constitution he will swear to defend? >> bob: who wrote that? are you kidding me? >> kimberly: we think he has issues with the second amendment. you'll hear from him next on "the five." >> eric: welcome back, everybody. less than four days, president obama will raise his right hand and swear to god, the good lord above to uphold the constitution. but will he protect it or shred it likebe the first four years? obama, the bail-out and the assault on the constitution, second amendment. marco rubio weighed in last night. >> i think the president and he doesn't have the guts to admit it, not a believer in the second amendment. that's what i'm saying. the second amendment is in the constitution. it at no time write the constitution. neither did you and neither did he. if he doesn't want the second amendment in the constitution or reform it, have the guts to admit that. >> eric: robert, kick it off. >> bob: first, you are open and the tease that kimberly read -- >> kimberly: was magni
," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, cabinet concerns. president obama is catching flak for his first few cabinet nominations for his second term -- that for leaving out women and persons of color, especially after women voters secured his victory in last fall's election. although president obama wanted to nominate susan rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, so far he's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in terms of his second. >> i think mitt romney has an opportunity to bring over his binder of women and hand it over to president obama which we've heard has had hostile environment in the white house. >> i think the bottom line is, h
of the potential threats against american national security. as president obama begins to tackle his second term in office. our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence has this in-depth report. >> reporter: terrorists are mobilizing in mali a new challenge for national security. keep us safe. sounds simple. but over the next four years, america's security could be tested in complex ways. forget the cold war. there's not even a centralized al qaeda in one country. >> there a still terrorists actively planning attacks against us. >> reporter: the u.s. is trying to make sure yemen, mali, somalia don't turn into the safe havens al qaeda had. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they will continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are the signature weapon of the war against al qaeda. >> reporter: president bush launched the first wave of drone strikes, mostly targeting al qaeda leaders in pakistan. then, president obama took office and increased the number of targets. he expanded the program into yemen where al qaeda w
to say about it. republican lawmakers attacking president obama for going after the second amendment they say. are the president's executive orders nothing more than a power grab? we'll have a fair and balanced discussion about all of that. bill: remember this from yesterday? dramatic rescue. we watched it unfold here in "america's newsroom." today we talk to the man who was right in the middle of it all bringing her to safety. >> she was in good spirits. cold obviously. she is up against two cold pieces of concrete. but, no, just assured her we were doing everything we could to get her out and get her out as soon as possible. we weren't going home without her. that was it. etables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant martha: well a dangerous situation for firefighters after a propane tank goes up in flames in a small explosion but threatened to create a bigger blast in those flames can not be contained the initial explosion apparently happened while firefighters were already dousing the tank behind this warehouse in nashville
one or the other." >> president obama is battling for his own second term. >> narrator: three and a half years after he came to washington on a promise of change... >> a different president obama out on the campaign trail today. >> narrator: barack obama returned to the campaign trail, himself changed. >> a difficult road ahead for the president. >> i think you see today a president obama with a thicker skin, more jaundiced eyes. has grown more skeptical, even cynical, perhaps, about washington. >> narrator: as he made the case for reelection, the man who promised to transcend differences emphasized them. >> if i said the sky was blue, they said no. if i said there were fish in the sea, they said no. they figured, "if obama fails, then we win." >> it's hard to believe that it is the same person who was talking about bringing red america and blue america together, because he is now a polarizing figure. >> because of their policies, the republicans messed up so bad... >> having seen the collapse around washington from the debt ceiling debacle, he knew he had to go into a differe
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